Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
Champlain College

Program Details

The online Master of Education in Early Childhood Education program engages educators on deeper levels while using a project-based approach that allows them to work independently and apply their learning to current positions in the early childhood education field.  The curriculum adds to existing knowledge and equips educators with skills and approaches for assessing children’s development, observing and documenting behavior, supporting children and families, supporting children with special needs, and addressing early childhood education professional standards, policies, procedures, practices, and perspectives.  Educators also learn specific tactics for observing where children choose to play on their own and how to enrich those environments that motivate students to learn through their play.  This program allows students to choose a path focused on either Special Education, Teaching, or Administration for Early Childhood Education.


  • Requires one four-day, face-to-face academic residency
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Psychology or Business (Degrees in other fields combined with work or volunteer experiences in the field of early care and education will also be considered.) 
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL (Test of English Language) if applicable
  • Personal interview

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education